Welcome to part two of our month-long "The Great Growout" series, where we break down every aspect of growing out your relaxer. This week is all about finding styles that suit your "transitional hair" (ie, the half-natural, half-relaxed situation that's been stressing you out for a good month). Styling dual-textured hair is tricky; straight styles never get sleek enough, and curly ones never look uniform. Here, natural hair specialist Nedjetti Harvey of Bloomfield, New Jersey's Hair By Nedjetti Salon gives us fabulous options for styling transitional hair, as well as natural 'dos to try after you've chopped off your relaxed ends.
For more info on natural hairstyles and Hair by Nedjetti Salon, click on Nedjetti.com, or check out Nedjetti's Natural Hairstyling DVD ($24.99).
Solve the duo-texture problem with a head full of chic gypsy twists. Have your stylist create individual double-strand twists all over, adding some extensions for volume. The style can last up to two months without shampooing, but Nedjetti suggests cleansing the scalp daily with a cotton cloth soaked in witch hazel.